Our church puts on an annual community festival to meet our neighbours, build relationships and chat about Jesus. Last month, we had fun inflatables, face-painting, a community café, games, live music…Read More
Having a child makes me see the world with critical eyes. I want everything to be perfect for him, but when I look around…it’s not.Read More
As I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m no longer a baby-faced teenager (well, at least, the teenager part), I’ve noticed that following Jesus feels a little bit…well… harder.Read More
How wedding filled is your summer? Weddings are fab. But when you’re going alone, they can feel like you’re an alien who’s crashed landed in the middle of marriage-world….Read More
If you’re in your twenties or thirties, you’ve probably lived in at least one house share.House shares can be great, but they’re also hard.Read More
By now, we’re asking ourselves one question: Are these relationships for real? Or are the islanders playing a game, looking for money and fame?
But one thing’s for sure: if anyone’s playing a game, it’s the show’s producers.Read More
Love Island is hotting up and disagreements are on the rise. But there’s something that every islander agrees on…Read More
The new Amazon series Good Omens tells the story of the apocalypse from the perspective of two friends - an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley.Read More
If you thought my first piece on Love Island would be a damning criticism, this will disappoint.Read More
I’ll cut to the chase: we all put faith in false gods. The position of the sun, moon and stars gives us our horoscope – a prediction of our futures. We put faith in balls of gas and rock to control our destiny.Read More
The pub was fairly empty. It was a only a Watford game.
I walked over to my favourite booth, and was surprised to see a friend sat there having a drink. As the game started he looked excited.Read More
A few days ago, I watched a pastor praying over the coffins of two young Christians.
He knew they were rejoicing with God, but he still wept. He spoke about joy but choked on his words.Read More
Taylor Swift is back in an explosion of sugary, Poppins-in-Paris goodness. (You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video).Read More
Over 9 million people in the UK say they’re ‘always’ or ‘often’ lonely. And if we’re honest, we’ve all been there.
Being married or single, young or old, living in the city or in the country – loneliness doesn’t discriminate.Read More
I feel overwhelmed.
Unending to-do lists: Bible. Preaching. Prayer. Must get to the station. Meetings. Church service. Let’s go for a beer. Parenting.Read More
“Stay here and keep watch.”
Jesus was in turmoil. His command to his disciples was nothing in comparison to the death he was facing.Read More
My mother had already died when I first became aware of Mother’s Day. Radio stations would play songs celebrating mothers and I would curl up and cry.Read More
When you look in your mirror, who do you wish you’d see?
Do you feel a lump in your throat wishing you were more attractive, taller, thinner or stronger? More like a friend, actor, or colleague?Read More